07 March 2008

But progress does force changes.

"Island of Fear" features an interesting moral segment, and a surprising one for Filmation. Often in the He-Man and She-Ra series the characters would speak about protecting their environment, specifically the "life" of trees always had to be protected. Scripts would always state that if a hero or heroine used a tree in some way during a battle the tree would have to be already uprooted, so that the good guys weren't "killing" trees. In a mature moral Adam and Teela actually talk about how progress sometimes means they have to "take down trees in order to put up buildings". For Filmation this was a very realistic moral...

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3 comments:

mermaidliz said...

Filmation always knew how to keep balance between reality (as in necessity) and respect for all living things. :)

Kevin Martinell said...

Well said, James. :) This scene reminds me of the moral segment to "Colossor Awakens," only on that occasion, it is He-Man running with Teela! :)

Thanks for reading! God Bless...

~KevyGuy :)
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Vinto-Man said...

Was always great to see the fiction of animation crossover with the reality of the real world. a very nice morale

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